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10 parks for the serious rock climber

July 22, 2013, 4:54 p.m.
Rock climbing at Arches National Park

Photo: Tristan Higbee/Flickr

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Arches National Park

The mere sight of the towering rocky formations at Arches National Park is enough to get any climber pumped. Advanced climbers can enjoy slacklining, clean aid climbing and free climbing at this sandy park. As the park is part of a working ecosystem, be sure to check for closed routes as you plan your trip.